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Auburn duo poised for big year
There's a fierce debate over whether Auburn defensive end Carl Lawson or quarterback Jeremy Johnson will have the bigger breakout year. Or will they both lose out to a rising star on the West Coast? Breakout players Nos. 10-1 (Insider)
Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer
Check out the new bleached blonde look the Auburn secondary will be sporting this season. Said safety Tray Matthews: "We just wanted to change things up. This is a whole new defense. I want the world to know that. It's going to be a big difference."
Blake Countess and Tray Matthews might be new at Auburn, but you wouldn't know it by looking at them.
Derek Tyson RecruitingNation
Looking back, Armwood High School's 2011 team was incredible. Leon McQuay III (USC), Eric Striker (Oklahoma), Cody Waldrop (South Carolina), Jarvis McCall (Arizona) all scheduled to start. Alvin Bailey (Florida) expected to contribute and Matt Jones (Florida) is now with the Redskins. Byron Cowart (Auburn) was No. 1 player in the country this last year, freshman in 2011.
Ah, breathe that clean, rarefied air. We’ve reached the mountaintop of our countdown of the top 50 breakout players for the 2015 college football season.
Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer
Looking for a breakout candidate in the SEC? Look no further than Auburn WR Ricardo Louis. Known for his part in the "Prayer at Jordan-Hare," Louis wants to be remembered for more than just that play. "People call me a legend because of that play, but I want to become a legit legend for doing great things consistently, outside of just that play."
Johnson jumps out
Kirk Herbstreit wants to welcome a certain crop of college football newcomers with a special award. Is Jeremy Johnson the best of the group? Herbie Awards
Auburn receiver Ricardo Louis wants to remembered for his overall play, not just for the "Prayer at Jordan-Hare" touchdown in 2013.
Will John Chavis or Will Muschamp have more success in Year 1 at their new school?
Committee has eyes on the Tigers
The Auburn Tigers' schedule is full of SEC powerhouses, but the CFP selection committee has its eyes on one game that you might not expect. Which matchup is it?
A pair of up-and-coming Pac-12 QBs and exciting playmakers for SEC West contenders headline the breakout players Nos. 30-21.
Grantland: Reverse Engineering a Champion: Five Traits That the Last 10 College Football Kings Have Shared And What That Tells Us About This Years Favorites
Ohio State looks like a champion in the making but what does a modern college football champion look like, exactly? To answer that, we unearthed five common traits that the past 10 champions have shared, and then attempted to identify which of this year's 15 front-runners check the most boxes. OSU and UCLA fans, you're going to like what you see. TCU fans, run.
Malzahn's signal-callers a mix
Gus Malzahn has really good first-year QB play (Cam Newton) and really bad first-year QB play (Barrett Trotter). It's the reason he's not higher on Brad Edwards' list of coaches with history of using young QBs. See the full list here (Insider)
Robinson is Tigers' top every-down option
Despite concerns about his work ethic, Jovon Robinson will be counted on to be the primary carrier at Auburn. He'll have a chance to succeed in Gus Malzahn's offense. Breakout players: Nos. 30-21 (Insider)
Williams still work in progress
Auburn's D'haquille Williams has the height and hops to haul in the jump ball. However, he visibly struggles as a route runner. Will one outweigh the other come April's draft? Top WR prospects in 2016 (Insider)
Byron Cowart, the No. 1 recruit in the 2015 class, has struggled in fall camp at Auburn, but his coaches believe he will make the necessary strides.